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Application Notes

Video capture with the pylon DirectShow filter

Document number: AW000716

As a part of the pylon Camera Software Suite, Basler provides a DirectShow filter.This filter can be used for video capture with a variety of freeware or commercial programs that support the Microsoft DirectShow/DirectX multimedia framework.

This application note describes a procedure for interfacing Basler's IEEE 1394 and GigE Vision cameras by means of the pylon DirectShow filter and the Virtual VCR freeware program in order to capture videos.

Virtual VCR is a DirectShow video capture application that lets you capture audio and video to your hard drive in the AVI file format. Virtual VCR requires that DirectX 8.1 or higher be installed on your computer.

The document contains a detailed description about the steps to be carried out and a troubleshooting section.

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